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Zach Johnson Wins British Open in Three-Person Playoff

In a four-hole playoff, Zach Johnson took the win.

As Jordan Spieth highlighted the leaderboard late into the final round of the British Open, he ultimately came up one shot short of a three-way playoff. Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, and Marc Leishman all finished the tournament at -15. Thus that led to a playoff, which is formatted into a 4-hole aggregate, combining scores on holes 1,2, 17, and 18.

 

Kentucky Beats Out SEC Powers for Commitment from Monster 2016 Offensive Tackle

Mark Stoops adds highly regarded JUCO offensive lineman Tate Leavitt to Wildcats' next recruiting class
Kentucky Beats Out SEC Powers for Commitment from Monster 2016 Offensive Tackle

Amidst offers from Alabama, Auburn and Missouri, among others, gifted 2016 offensive tackle Tate Leavitt spurned SEC powers and committed to the University of Kentucky on Saturday. Leavitt announced the decision via Twitter Saturday afternoon.

 

Phil Mickelson Drives Ball Onto Nearby Hotel Balcony

On the 17th hole at the British Open, Mickelson landed his ball on a hotel balcony by the course.

Although Phil Mickelson was far behind the leader at the British Open, he shot his best round to put him at -7 for the tournament. While he won’t win with that score, he certainly had today’s most interesting shot. On the drive on hole 17, Mickelson hooked the ball onto a hotel balcony just next to the course.

 

The shot, which cost him a one-stroke penalty, impressively landed on the balcony and came to a stop without rolling off. He ultimately ended up triple-bogeying the hole, as he struggled all tournament on hole 17.

See the shot below:

NFL Rookies to Watch in Training Camp

As training camp starts up soon in the NFL, here are the rookies to watch.
NFL Rookies to Watch in Training Camp

As the NFL readies for the start of training camps this week, the 2015 rookies will surely be the center of focus for many.

Setting First-Year Expectations for Nebraska's Mike Riley

What are the expectations for Nebraska in 2015?
Setting First-Year Expectations for Nebraska's Mike Riley

Bo Pelini won at least nine games in each of his seven seasons as Nebraska’s head coach. But the standard in Lincoln is much higher than just nine wins a year.

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

What are the best non-conference football games in '15?
Top 25 Non-Conference Games to watch in 2015

There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee.

 

One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games.

 

Why LSU Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

Can the Tigers reach the playoffs in 2015?
Why LSU Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

LSU TigersLSU’s win total in SEC play has declined for three straight seasons, and the Tigers are coming off an 8-5 campaign, which was the lowest overall victory total for the program since 2008.

Miami Unveils New Adidas Uniforms for 2015 Season

The 'Canes unveiled their new uniforms on Saturday.
Miami Unveils New Adidas Uniforms for 2015 Season

Miami officially joined forces with Adidas on Saturday night at the Fontainebleau’s LIV nightclub. The Hurricanes unveiled their new uniforms under the Adidas banner, and the new designs aren’t a drastic switch from the color scheme the program has used in previous years. Miami will have orange, white and green uniforms and alternate looks are expected during the year.

 

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Cutting Through Media Days

Refreshing, if uncomfortable, honesty from Nick Saban and Bret Bielema has us talking
Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Cutting Through Media Days

Conference media days are upon us, meaning we have a brand new batch of coach quotes to dissect and preseason rankings to dispute on the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast. On this week’s episode:

 

Should Russell Wilson Become the Highest-Paid Quarterback in the NFL?

Wilson and Seattle have yet to come to terms on a contract extension
Should Russell Wilson Become the Highest-Paid Quarterback in the NFL?

The Seattle Seahawks are set to open training camp on July 31 and Russell Wilson is still not signed to a contract extension. So the question is – will this be the beginning of the end for Wilson in a Seattle uniform and is it time to panic if you are a Seahawks fan?

 

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